Michigan’s top quarterback target in 2018 is Dorian Thompson-Robinson. They offered his favorite target on Wednesday night.
Michigan offered the No. 63 overall player in the country on Wednesday – Brevin Jordan. The Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman tight end got the offer after a long day of school, practice and nothing exciting, but Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh dropped some good news on him to end the night.
“Jay called and asked me if I had any good news or anything exciting happen today, I told him I didn’t and then he asked if a Michigan offer would make my day any better. It came out of nowhere,” Jordan said. “I was juiced! That’s tight end U. They send so many tight ends to the league. Michigan is perfect for tight ends.”
Jordan attended a Michigan satellite camp this past summer, but couldn’t participate due to injury. He was able to meet Jay Harbaugh and Tyrone Wheatley briefly, and Harbaugh came to his school over the summer to watch a practice as well. While the offer was exciting, the familiarity between both sides was there, which is a good thing for the Wolverines.
Like Michigan, Jordan’s team is winning. His school is up there as the nation’s best for football as they won a national title last season, and sit at 4-0 in 2016. Going to a school that wins is important to Jordan because that’s what he’s used to – he hates losing. The No. 4, undefeated Wolverines bring a good pitch to him for that.
The 6-3, 220-pounder is a bit undersized for a tight end in a normal offense, but he knows a Harbaugh offense and we know that a tight end is practically an extra receiver in the milkman head coach’s system.
The bigger picture for Jordan is predictable for a kid out West, minus two East side schools that made the cut. He has offers from all over, but it’s a top five of Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, Ole Miss, UCLA and USC. There’s no question that after his offer Wednesday that five turned to six, as he noted that Michigan is an automatic bid into his favorite schools. Plus, his last name is Jordan so he relates well with the all-so-popular threads the Wolverines debuted this season.
“Seeing Michigan’s usage of their tight ends – that’s eye opening to me, knowing how much they can use me is big,” Jordan said. “The Jordan move is huge. My last name is Jordan, all of my shoes are Jordans – that definitely stands out to me.”
Michigan’s No. 1 quarterback target in 2018 is the dual-threat 4-star Dorian Thompson-Robinson, and he’s more than just a teammate of Jordan’s. Thompson-Robinson’s mother is a Michigan graduate, he loves Coach Harbaugh, and has already visited the Wolverines.
As for the impact this offer could have on not only Jordan, but also Thompson-Robinson – it could be huge.
“Dorian and I want to go to college together, so both of us having an offer is big time,” Jordan said.
There’s no doubt the energetic junior tight end is ecstatic about his offer from the Wolverines – or juiced. The fact of the matter is, UCLA has offered the both of them too. Thompson-Robinson’s dream school is UCLA, and Jordan didn’t specify whether it’s his or not, but either way Michigan will have to continue to slam the gas on the two of them if they want to snag them in next year’s class.